Flexibility. Positivity. Innovative spirit. These are all things that make up a successful physician leader. No matter your age or where you are in your career, you have the chance to be a leader in your field. If you're a physician who is nearing retirement, locum tenens is a great way to continue practicing while…Read more
About: Lauren Garvey
Lauren is a healthcare industry associate. She is a contributor and editor for Locum Tenens Daily.
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As a locum tenens physician we know you're busy. Between packing for your next assignment, keeping up with your day-to-day tasks, staying in touch with friends and family, and everything in between, there's a lot on your plate. But what if there was something that could help make the transition into your next assignment a little…Read more
Earlier this year, the CDC released guidelines for prescribing opioids in response to the rapidly growing number of patients becoming addicted to prescription medication. Doctors like Dr. Ken weighed in on the subject, which you can read more about here. Since the release, reports detailing patients being abruptly cut off from their medication or having…Read more
As a locum tenens provider, you are able to enjoy the freedoms of travel and practicing in a variety of settings. While this may be a great way to gain experience and build your professional network, how do you leave a lasting impression once your assignment ends? Being prepared and dressing the part are just…Read more
Would you be surprised to know that the most popular last name for doctors from 1930 to 1959 was Smith? Or that it changed to Lee in 1960 and Patel in 1980? Changing trends, shifts in medical school demographics, and geographic location all play a part in the medical name game. For instance, Dr. John…Read more
Nearly all physicians agree that reading medical literature is important to their practice. But did you know that 75% of doctors actually change their clinical practices on a quarterly basis based on the medical literature they read? So what are they reading, and where are they finding the latest publications in the medical world? Read…Read more
As a locum tenens physician, your life can be a little hectic at times. Between catching flights, and checking into hotels, on top of providing quality care, you may find yourself wondering where you could possibly find the time to complete your normal everyday tasks and errands. Luckily, there are many great services and apps…Read more
As a physician, there are several options when choosing a locum tenens firm to work with. With so many out there, how do you tell the difference between them and decide which one you should invest your time in? One way a locum tenens firm can stand out is by which organizations and agencies they…Read more
As a physician, you’ve likely experienced the effects of burnout at some point of your career. In fact, an alarming 46% of physicians have experienced physician burnout, especially those working in critical care or emergency medicine. We already know that locum tenens is one solution to burnout. But what if there were other tips tailored…Read more
While prescription medications can provide relief to patients in pain, they can also lead to unintended consequences resulting from accidental misuse. Elderly patients are especially susceptible to this. Often seen by several providers, elderly patients can end up taking over a dozen prescribed medications a day, raising their chances of dangerous drug interactions and side…Read more
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